David Muir To Anchor Daily Facebook Newscast For ABC News

David Muir ABC News

World News Tonight” anchor David Muir is extending his reach to Facebook, where he will host a daily one-minute video update each weekday starting today, December 1, ABC News announced.

Titled “Facecast: The One Thing,” the update will offer a round-up of top stories and trending topics, and will be shot behind the scenes at ABC News headquarters in New York City. ABC News claimed  “Facecast”  was is the first daily newscast for social media hosted by an evening news anchor.

Facecast will be available on the “World News Tonight” Facebook page. ABC News said the report would  include “a mix of the essential stories on everything from breaking news and the economy to sports and politics, featuring video, photographs and infographics.”

ABC News makes its move as other traditional broadcasters have taken steps to burnish their “traditional” news efforts in digital venues. CBS last month unveiled CBSN, a live streaming-video newscast that offers CBS News reporting between 9 a.m. and midnight eastern each day.

 

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 4

Leave a Reply

4 Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. Carol Benson says:

    I just heard David Muir pronounce Massachusetts incorrectly. I’m originally from New England and now live in the south. I hear MassaTOO setts all then time. I NEVER expected to hear my FAVORITE journalist saying MassaTOO setts! It’s. Massa Chu setts, David. Sorry, this has become a sore spot.

  2. Good luck to David Muir and the new daily facebook newscast. I hope that it will be a hit.

  3. Julia says:

    Great, get to see more of him :) Intelligent and easy on the eyes

  4. Julienne says:

    What a nerd

More TV News from Variety

Loading